Michael Estes Taylor: Voyage of Variations

September 14-November 17, 2019

Science is the incubator for technology – and this work relates to this incubation as our technical world evolves: computers, cell phones, and artificial Intelligence.

Glass without any sentient manipulation makes a statement regarding futuristic thought. Objects/devices use glass in all its forms from space travel to recreation that speaks of the present and the future.

These prints and glass objects by Michael Estes Taylor address the future and ultimately begs the examination of more humanistic topics of scientific ethics and questions; how far can science go before it affects the human condition, such as the nuclear fission or beyond human consciousness to artificial intelligence?

One of the goals/responsibilities of an artist is to reflect, report, and question cultural values and sociological observations of his period in human history. My analogues are reference to literature or recording history. I have a work titled, This is the Time and this is a Record of the Time. This work represents the advent of unconventional scientific theory. For example: phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel, to name a few. 

-Michael Estes Taylor

September 20: Glass Celebration
Celebrate 3 fall glass exhibitions with a party! Doors open at 6:30 with cash bar and appetizers, with a special tour by CEO and Chief Curator Charles Shepard at 7pm. Free with museum admission.

Members of the Hamilton Circle and 2018 and 2019 Annual Fund are invited for cocktails and appetizers at 5:30pm and should RSVP with Capri Williams at capri.williams@fwmoa.org  or 260-422-6467.

November 7, 12:15pm: Curator's Tour
Curators will take you on a new gallery tour each month. From specialized and personal points of view, curators offer unique perspectives on all FWMoA exhibits. Tours are free with museum admission.

This month, Tour through 3 contemporary glass sculpture exhibitions, including "Michael Estes Taylor: Voyage of Variations", "Bertil Vallien: Vessels of Time", and "The 47th International Glass Invitational Award Winners."

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